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  • Writer's pictureBig Rick Stuart

Vaccine Rollout: Cannabis Workers Now Eligible For Shots

Those in the medicinal cannabis industry are now eligible to be vaccinated alongside health care workers in Phase 1a, according to guidelines updated by the California Department of Public Health Feb. 4.

And while the state says these workers should be moved to the front of the line, it remains to be seen whether county health departments will recognize this change.

Those working in food and agriculture for growing, production, storage, transport and distribution also became eligible for Phase 1b, a tier that includes people 65 and older and people working in emergency services, child care and education.

Medical cannabis workers will be vaccinated "as necessary in Phase 1b, Tier 1, by nature of their designations in eligible essential workforce classifications," the state said.

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